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the correct answer to our gps challenge question was c, estonia. the imf projects that it will grow by 6.5% in 2011, more than any other euro zone member. go to our web site for ten more questions. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm fredricka whit field. our top story the northeast begins to dig out after a rare and deadly october snowstorm cut power to more than 2.5 million people. four states have declared emergencies, new york, new jersey, connecticut and massachusetts. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. a pennsylvania man was napping in his recliner when a tree fell into his house killing him. two other died in connecticut and massachusetts. connecticut residents are bracing for what could be a long
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haul. more than 700,000 are without electricity there. utility crews are out right now assessing the damage. connecticut light and power says all of the cities and towns its services were impacted by the storm and us it could be a week before all power is restored. cnn crews working every angle of this major storm. susan is in new york, chad meyers in pennsylvania and jacqui jeras is in the severe weather center. let's go first to new york city. the metro area there. fun for some, a nightmare for others. that freak winter storm gave one family a jack-o-lantern snowman in new jersey. a couple of miles from the hudson river and downtown manhattan. let's go to manhattan where we find our susan candiotti. the snowfall has caused a lot of headaches there, although the sun is finally shining behind you? >> it's beautiful here, but i think everyone would agree when you're flying during the winter, there can always be problems.
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there were problems and it isn't even winter yet. most of the problems and nightmares landed on the doorstep of let's see bradeny international airport in hartford, connecticut. we have reports of about two dozen planes that were diverted there from other areas because of the storm. six of those flights belong to jet blue. we heard from passengers on board those planes including our own correspondent richard roth where passengers were stuck on the planes on the tarmac without being able to go back to the gate for eight and nine hours. they had no food, no water and even the bathrooms filled up. listen. >> they're filled, totally filled. nobody can go in them anymore. you have to hold it. >> power is going in and out, bathrooms locked, people are upset. >> now jetblue says yes, indeed, it did have problems but part of the problem was with the airport and jetblue tried its best,
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however they said this in a statement, quote, obviously we would have preferred deplaning much sooner than we did. well, passengers didn't like that very much but we understand that the airline is promising refunds. >> that's promising there. susan, how about other forms of transportation, disrupted by this storm? >> well, amtrak had a lot of difficulties as well, especially on one particular schedule. a train going -- that originated in chicago, and was heading to boston, now we understand there was a rock slide that involved the piling rubble on top of the tracks, blocking the tracks as well as fallen trees and that happened in palmer, massachusetts. they had to bring in busses to take people the rest of the way to boston, but even that took several more hours because of bad weather conditions on the road. all in all, not a good weekend for travel on the rails and in the air. >> right. a big headache.
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thanks so much, susan candiotti. all across the northeast, power crews and residents checking out the mess made by that storm. chad myers is talking to some of them in york, pennsylvania, so chad, what are they saying to you? >> they are telling me that this is not as bad as it was during hurricane irene, but more trees came down. in irene it was just a big flood. this is all the way downtown. one tree completely destroyed by the light that came down, the snow that came down. it was very heavy with all of this. the snow had so much moisture in it, go up to the top of the tree and see there's very little left at all. we'll be helping out cleaning up the rest of this for the rest of the night. one of the churches in town. power crews were out, watched them help put lines back up. as soon as the lines were back up, they said they were getting another call. lines were coming back down somewhere else. another thing that happened here was that when the leaves got heavy with the snow, it came down, the leaves came down, broke the power lines, and
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then -- if it didn't it kind of missed the snow fell off, limb came back up and broke the lines on the way back up. this was a double whammy. still, i know at the last number i had, 2 million without power. the households may be down to about a million but you to understand more than one person lives in every house. this is going to be a long night. some of the crews could not give estimates to the people that had no power. maybe wednesday. that's the best we can do. you have to understand there's a triage with this. if you have a house or a bunch of houses, a hundred, with one power line affecting them, they will try to get that one power line back up because getting that line back up will give you service to a hundred houses. if that one line is only down to one house, you are way on the bottom of the list because they'd rather get 100 houses fixed rather than one house fixed. that's how they triage this. with the lines don't you don't get as much mutual aid. the crews from western new jersey can't come in to
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pennsylvania to help because they have their own trees to put back up and lines to put back up and pennsylvania can't help new york because they're working busily too. it's going to be busy, fred. >> it sure is. what a mess. thanks so much. meantime i'm sure people will have to get used to burning candles and taking whatever other measures they can to make up for no electricity, chad. thanks so much. >> no camping out. >> they're camping out. >> check in with jacqui jeras in the weather center. so what will this commute be like for many of these folks tomorrow? >> yeah. it's not going to be great. the good news is that the temperatures are warming up already and most of these places are above the freezing mark. our storm system is already up here, pushing into the canadian maritime. just small part of maine is still feeling the snow here but we're still very gusty all across the northeast. that wind will weaken for tomorrow. we're going to be in between the two storm systems. a weak system here into the great lakes, so the northeast kind of gets a nice pause and break there. one of the things we're worried
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about are the temperatures. tonight, the big cities you're going to stay above freezing. i think that's going to help. but keep in mind there are still going to be tree limbs down and you're going to be dodging the obstacles. the roadways will be wet because things are melting. keep that in mind. give yourself a lot of extra time to get where you need to be in the morning. if you're in the interior, even when we see temperatures like this, 34 degrees, 36 degrees, remember bridges and overpasses, they ice up first. they can be slick even though the rest of the roadways are looking fine. and we take a look at temperatures for tomorrow, we're going to warm right back up. we're going to be in the 50s. by the middle of the week some of the places you're not going to be able to tell there was any snow out there. for the rest of you, those of you that saw the two plus feet of snow it's going to take longer than that. >> oh, my goodness. some of it will linger, most will dissipate. >> most will dissipate. should we look at the snowfall totals. they're coming. so many billboards, i can go through a hundred of them.
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who's in the 30 club. jeffrey, new hampshire, 31 inches, plainfield just over 30, windsor, 26, 19 inches in west millford and millbrook, 17.9. >> my goodness. >> a foot in hartford. newark 5.2 inches, central park, remember yesterday, we talked 1.3 was a record, got a little more than that. the official total 2.9. that's the most snow they've had in the 24-hour period in the month of october. philly off easy, .3 of an inch. the wind another huge part of this storm system, another big contributing factor as to why so many lost power here too. barnstable, massachusetts, 69 miles per hour. 74 miles per hour, that's a hurricane force wind. >> almost hurricane. >> really close to that. harwitch, 68, 68 nantucket, barrington, 51. we had like 40 miles an hour in quite a few of the big cities like boston, new york city, newark had 40-mile-per-hour gusts. >> the warmup to what this
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winter just might be like. >> it could be a taste. that's for sure. >> oh, my goodness. thanks so much, jacqui. in other news, a suicide bomber who blew himself up yesterday in somalia's capital city of mogadishu was an american, according to the terror linked group that is active in east africa. if true the third time someone from minnesota's somali-american community has carried out a suicide attack overseas. the death toll is clearer today after that suicide attack in kabul. military officials in afghanistan say five nato troops, four americans, and a canadian, died when a bomber targeted an armored vehicle yesterday. in all, 13 nato personnel were killed. the taliban claiming responsibility. and pope benedict xvi prayed for the suffering people of thailand. he mentioned the floods there in his sunday address in st. peter's square. nearly 400 people have died in
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thailand's worst flooding in decades. some parts of bangkok are waist deep in water. the world's 7 billionth baby will be born tomorrow. our popular tipped to 6 billion a decade ago. here's an interesting website ha shows the numbers as they change. you can put in your birth date and see what number you were at population action.org. occupy wall street protesters in new york have had to deal with historic snow and portland, more arrests, in denver, protesters were pepper sprayed, a round up of the occupy developments. here's so m. the guests love it. [ male announcer ] it's endless shrimp today at red lobster. as much as you like any way you like, like new sweet and spicy shrimp, all for $15.99. my name is angela trapp, and i sea food differently.
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protesters have been braving the elements even in wet, cold conditions without their generators or propane tanks. some aren't letting up. one led a chant yesterday of "in the snow" in the street. occupy wall street, susan candiotti spoke to one woman who said she isn't going anywhere in lower manhattan. >> you're pleeprepared to sticks out through the winter? >> yes. >> why? it's worth it. i'm so passionate. it's worth it. i'm ready to see change. >> at least ten people have been treated for hypothermia there. in raleigh, north carolina, police say eight occupy raleigh protesters refused to move off the sidewalk in front of the state capitol so they were arrested and other protesters moved in to protest their arrest. police say their chairs, signs and debris were blocking the sidewalks. activists said they had a right to be on public property.
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>> okay. >> even more arrests to tell you about. these at nashville's legislative plaza yesterday. no word if these were some of the 29 people taken into custody on friday then released. they had vowed to come back. >> and now an occupy swing through the west coast. >> people revolution. >> dozens arrested this morning in portland. the mayor there said they were warned multiple times that a park they gathered at would close at midnight and then into seattle yesterday, a march as protesters moved in to a new camp site at a community college. patrick otman is in seattle following the movement and he's joining us right now. patrick, has it been tents today? there you are. >> a little tense. people we're keeping close -- there we are. little technical problem. i'm back with you.
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little tense. people didn't know if they would be able to camp out last night here. basically what happened here in seattle, very far from wall street, of course, is that protesters were told they couldn't stay at the park they had been protesting at nearly a month and wanted to find a new site. they settled on the seattle community college. many students invited them to come and camp out. you can see they're doing. only one problem the administration wasn't on board with that, fred. they said they were concerned there would be distractions for students, might damage the campus and said initially protesters wouldn't be welcome. row testers when they started marching here, a mile long march through seattle's busy streets they weren't sure of the reception they would be given and so far the administration has said as long as they keep the house in order, don't wear out their welcome they can stay. they may be here for the long haul, they said so far police, unlike some of the other cities you mentioned, have not come, tried to arrest them, make them
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move. that of course could change, fred. >> how do the protesters say they're not going to wear out the welcome mat, how will they respect the limitations of their protests? >> it was pretty amazing when i followed them on this march throughout the seattle city streets, police helped warden off traffic and make sure that they were able to go up some of the very busy streets. as soon as they got here they had porta poties delivered, committees set up to tell people where to put the tents. several dozen tents op the squad. talking to people last night, head of sort of a no smoking committee for telling people where they could or couldn't smoke. very sensitive to the idea that if they give the administration the ekts cause they could be evicted from this place where they've occupied, this college where they've moved in. >> interesting stuff.
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herman cain in it to win it or blowing smoke on his own campaign? this campaign ad showing his chief of staff smoking has gone viral getting tons of attention, but is all press good press? fellow candidate jon huntsman's daughters release this spoof ad in response to that herman cain ad. >> we need you to get involved to make sure our next president is based on substance, not sound bites. check out our dad at john2012.com and follow us on twitter at jon2012girls. ♪ i am america >> oh, boy. let's bring in contributor will cain. will, you know, two things here, an ad from the cain camp, how does it had hurt or help him and then huntsman's daughters spoof does this impact huntsman's campaign in any way. >> i would love to start with huntsman. >> okay. >> love to start with huntsman because i find his campaign completely frustrating. here's why any support for jon
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huntsman or positive analysis immediately gets you labeled as a rhino or republican in name only, wolf in sheep's clothing. this is absurd because jon huntsman is actually one of the most conservative candidates on stage, accepting his support of civil unions he has a tax plan that can compete with anyone up there. he's the only candidate to enforce paul ryan's -- >> you're saying to flip it now? >> then we get to that issue, because his problem is style. for many republicans they dismiss him for working with obama, for being an ambassador to china under the obama administration. that's not a problem for me. stylistically he does have problem from his "h" logo to motorcycle ads it to his terrible jokes he tries to tell on stage and this ad he comes across as trying to be cool and comes off as condescending. his style is killing his campaign. >> okay. let's talk about the cain
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campaign. his chief of staff, mark block, performing and being in this ad where he is upstaging the candidate, herman cain. >> i think it's great, fred. look, first of all nothing what ads should do, getting people's attention. this was put out over the internet and has gotten more news cycle coverage and buzz than many ads through traditional television. all we're talking about is the drag on the cigarette, right, at the end of the ad. i like that and don't think i'm alone in conservative circles. almost a defiance to political correctness to this kind of --? >> really. >> our liberty is impeded in the sense we're told how to live our personal lives and a kind of a big blowing smoke in the face of that concept. >> this was herman cain how he summer rised and stated his case on smoking as a result of this campaign ad. this is ha he had to say on cbs's "face the nation" this
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morning. >> young people of america all people, do not smoke. it is hazardous and dangerous to your health. don't smoke. i've never smoked and i have encouraged people not to smoke. >> not a cool thing to do. >> not a cool thing to do. that's not what it was trying to say. >> you know, is this going to stand in the way for herman cain? he's having to explain a lot of his comments again and again and again, is this great to impose this clarity or seem as though there are too many loose ends? >> you bring up two separate points. first on the smoking thing and political correctness of having to tell people not to smoke, too much being made of that already. but, herman cain's candidacy does have a habit of running statements out there and having to back track on them. it's a bad habit, perhaps deal killer habit in his campaign from being incoherent and unclear on what his position is on abortion to saying we need an electrified fence along the
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border, backing off saying it was a joke, wasn't a joke don't want to offend anyone, he would trade prisoners from guantanamo for captured american troops. it's a terrible habit and leaves many of us wondering what is herman cain all about. >> he's still doing pretty well in many polls and able to, you know, garner some campaign money and fund-raising money as a result of his debate performance, et cetera. he is also stating the case he is not everybody's candidate. he has the most recently in alabama, he was kind of clarifying who he is and answering to many people who are wondering how is it that he is leading in so many polls. this is what he had to say just on friday. >> i'm not supposed to be running. i'm not supposed to win. i'm not supposed to be standing up here with this hat on, but i'm doing it. >> so is he kind of coming across as the renegade?
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>> yeah. of course. i mean that kind of -- that is the charm that everyone likes right there. i'm not supposed to be standing here in this hat but i'm doing it anyways. put strategically, herman cain's odds are long historically. only been seven candidates nominated by their party to have taken the nomination with no prior elected experience and of those seven, six were military generals, big war heros. wendell wilkie a corporate lawyer new deal critic in 1940 who ran against fdr the only man not to have held elected political office and get the party's nomination. the other one the short-term odds we've seen candidate after candidate boom to be the alternative to mitt romney. herman cain is that guy right now. he has incredible charm. we'll see if he holds on to it. >> thanks so much, will cain on herman cain. both raising cain. >> yeah. stealing my thunder.
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that's my name. >> why you first, right. will, thanks so much. >> right. >> join us every sunday afternoon at 4:00 eastern time when we dedicate an entire hour to the presidential contenders in the 2012 election. let's talk halloween now. we like getting the candy but dressing up is the best part of halloween for many people who celebrate so, which costumes do we seem to love the most? here are the top five for adults according to the national retail federation. number five, batman, number four zombie, number three vampire and number two pirate, number one, witch. after the break, we'll have the top five children's costumes as well. ♪ >> hi. i'm kat, managing editor of cnn's etokcracy. now at etokcracy we love the
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all right. before the break we showed you the top five costumes adults like this year for halloween. now the top five for kids according to the national retail federation. number five, pumpkin, number four, a pirate, number three spiderman, number two a witch, and, of course number one, a princess. look at our top stories,
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snow is still falling and blowing around some parts of the northeast at this hour. the rare autumn snowstorm is blamed for at least five deaths. from maine to maryland, more than 4 million people lost power, most of the outages were caused by downed power lines hit by snow laden tree limbs. you ility crews are racing to get them back up, the power that is, but it could be days before electricity is restored. and more flare ups and arrests in the occupy movement. among those arrested, 38 people who set up a food table outside city hall. the city issued a rule two days ago saying food tables had to be put away overnight. the death toll is clear today after that suicide attack in kabul. military officials in afghanistan now say five nato troops, four americans, and a canadian, died when a bomber targeted an armored vehicle yesterday. in all, 13 nato personnel were killed. the taliban claims responsibility.
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michael jackson caused his own death according to defense attorneys for dr. conrad murray. theory, jackson injected himself with the drug propofol while dr. murray wasn't around. on the stand a key expert for the defense testified about the theory. >> i cannot understand how it's possible that he got a three-hour infusion when the evidence didn't show the infusion setup. >> you think it was a self-injection of propofol near the hour of -- between 11:30 and 12:00 that did it? >> in my opinion, yes. >> closing arguments in the conrad murray manslaughter trial could come as early as tuesday. and it's a ruling some 68,000 african-american farmers had been waiting for for a very long time. a federal judge ruled the justice department can start paying more than a billion dollars to farmers for decades
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of racial discrimination. last year farmer john boyd drove his tractor to the white house and the u.s. capitol to help draw attention to the case. boyd, the founder of the nashville black farmers association joining us right now from washington. good to see you. >> a hello, fredricka. good tock here with you. >> how significant was this ruling. you and i have spoken over the past year about the on again, off again payment that was to come. now the judge says, black farmers should be receiving payments. >> yes. this is a very, very important ruling because we had to overcome so many hurdles, fredricka, and many other farmers didn't understand after president obama signed the bill on december 8, 2010, there's still a court hearing that had to be held and a judge had to make the final decision. i'm very pleased that the judge approved the settlement so that we can begin to process these cases and black farmers can begin to receive this long overdue settlements. >> so, the settlements that will be dolled out, some may be
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seeing $50,000 checks, others might be seeing more. when might those checks start going out? is it a matter of months? or is it still somewhere in a year's time? >> i would say it's a matter of months because we have to process these cases and it's very important that the black farmers reach out to us and make sure that they do not miss the filing deadline because farmers are going to have to file a claim's package to make sure they receive their compensation and it's very, very important for the people to understand that this has been going on nearly 30 years, since 1981, and the settlements between 1981 to december 31st, 1996, and we just are looking at tens of thousands of black farmers and this is a very, very glorious time for us and we want to thank the president of the united states for, one, approving that settlement with the congressional black caucus and so many people that worked on this to make it happen. >> so it's not over. you're saying a lot of the farmers have to file a claims
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package. there is a deadline. so the onus is still on them to, you know, put their applications in to make sure they get these checks. what kind of a difference is it going to make for a number of these farms to receive this check? is its difference between staying alive or is it a matter of compensation over money that was lost in year's past? >> well, for one, the $50,000 will not go out and purchase a farm or anything like that, fredricka, but these resources will go to the poorest counties in the country. many in the mississippi delta, louisiana bayou and south carolina, north carolina. many black farmers are sitting here waiting on these checks and these are very poor people, so this $50,000 can make a huge difference in their lives. difference in them being able to pay their light bill and phone bill and car notes and maintain, so these black farmers were discriminated against, many have already lost their farms, but
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for those that are able to hold on they can use these resources for farm operating loans. this is very, very critical that reach out and get these payments out to the farmers as soon as we can. >> john boyd, founder of the national black farmers association, congratulations to you, you and so many others have been working hard to get this kind of ruling coming from the federal courts. hopefully that payment -- >> thank you for staying on the story. >> thanks so much. hopefully that payment will, indeed, make a difference to many families. thanks so much. >> thank you very much for having me. >> a suicide bomber failed to kill anyone but himself. but officials have reasonable to believe the attacker was an american. full details, next.
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turning to a suicide bombing attempt in somalia, an american accused of carrying out that attack. it happened in mogadishu, the lawless capital of somalia. chris welch is in minneapolis today, the largest somali-american community this country. you've talked to a number of leaders in this community there, at least one saying that he's convinced that he knows the bomber's identity. what more are we hearing about that?
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>> that's right. a couple of community members in particular, couple community spokespeople here in the area truly believe this man, they've identified this man from minneapolis. a couple other members of the community i spoke to said we have no way of identifying him until we talk to his parents or grandparents. we believe that this is him because over the past several years, i think we've done a lot of reporting on this, you're 'r aware 20 men gone missing from the city of minneapolis to somalia, gone over to fight with al shabaab according to law enforcement officials. what's been going on here has been a subject of discussion for a long time. folks here in the community, though, say this man went with a group of other young men in about 2008 around 2008, here's what one of the community spokespeople told one of our affiliates today. >> as far as i know he left here 2008, november the 4th. i think before the election or
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after the election of obama and he get married he was militant on the street fighting. this is not the first one he engaged in a combat with somalia. there was sympathizers and support and basically i think one can classify it as the second hub of the al shabaab to nay rowby and birmingham, england. >> okay. he's talking about minneapolis being a primary hub for this terror group? >> he is. i think, fred, if you were to ask other folks in the community, they may not use quite as -- quite such strong language to describe minneapolis as a second terror hub for this group. but on the flip side of that, this is certainly an area of the country with the most somali population outside of mogadishu. they do call it little mow dish shu. as to whether there's that much
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of a terror cell authorities and fbi officials would be the ones to answer that question. folks here certainly scared because, you know, 20 men missing, going over to fight for a terror group, is certainly not something that anyone wants to have associated with their city. this is a subject that's been on a lot of people's minds for a long time, fred. >> chris welch, thanks so much. a controversial play about the last night of martin luther king's life is in its third week on broadway. stick around to hear what's going on with the star of the mountaintop and what mlk's children have to say about this play. [ male announcer ] it's endless shrimp today at red lobster. as much as you like any way you like, like new sweet and spicy shrimp, all for $15.99. my name is angela trapp, and i sea food differently.
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a milestone for actor samuel l. jackson. the guinness book of world records says jackson's movies have made more money than any other actor's films. since 1991, he has made over 100 films which have earned over $7.5 billion. so it's no wonder then that jackson's current broadway play, "the mountaintop" where he plays dr. martin luther king, jr. has made more money than almost any other nonmusical play this year. it has made $800,000 just last
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week, but king family members aren't thrilled about the play focusing on a fickal story line of dr. king's last night alive. recently i spoke with ber niece king and martin luther king iii, king's children. >> my point of view is -- >> the movement. >> that we've not seen the play. we certainly have seen the script. >> what did you think of the script? >> it's a fictitious production which means that it, you know, the actual writer created a lot of things and nobody actually knows what happened that night. so, i don't know if it's -- i think it's difficult to really create what -- recreate what happens. >> is that bothersome? >> there's a body of work of great work, of who dad was and i believe there's another production as well that actually talks about it.
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why would you need to make up something that you think may have happened when there's so much already that exists that did happen and people do not know about. so, you know, i think, you know, i applaud the effort. >> what happens in a case like that? can you say, you know what, this really isn't the image that we want anyone to capitalize off? do you feel like as the protectors of your dad's image, of his name, that you're able to do that or because he's also, i guess, considered a public image, it's difficult to find that or strike that balance? >> well, it is. and i think berniece having a law background, probably has a little bit of a different perspective. i think it's certainly -- number one, we can't nor would we want to control everything. >> is that exhausting? is that a heavy burden? >> to protect, preserve.
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>> yeah. >> and also advance. oh certainly. it is. because he's touched so many people. >> soledad o'brien spoke with the mountaintop playwright. her full report part of this weekend's "cnn presents" catch it tonight at 8:00 eastern on cnn. halloween weekend and we have a treat for you. richard herman in the house. a real life batman ordered to hang up his costume. plus, we'll wear our own halloween costumes, next.
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this halloween we revealed earlier that batman was on the list as one of the most popular costumes that people would be enjoying. not for mr. mark wayne williams, known as batman to his fans. he's been wearing his costume for a long time. recently he got arrested in michigan because he was not only kind of hanging out, he was dangling from the roof -- >> stuck. >> yeah. of a building. apparently he was allegedly carrying weapons, a canister of chemical ir stant pray, all that stuff, so he is no longer
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allowed to wear this costume. that's not the toughest thing that's been imposed against him. >> well, they charged him with weapons possession -- >> maybe it is -- >> he was hanging from a side of a building, dangling. they had to rescue this guy. they found a batton and chemical sprays and everything on him. they took him -- they took his mug shot in his costume. got to do that in his costume. >> that's the last time he will get a chance to wear the cost e costume. >> resisting. >> can't wear the costume right. >> so, you know, avery, i guess worst things could happen, but you know -- >> could have gone to jail. >> yeah. >> slammer. >> let me tell you, i'm from walla walla washington as is adam west and we both wear capes so i'm glad that the judge in michigan shut that guy down. he's not really the real batman. >> oh. >> see the real batman, avery. >> are we going to see the real batman? >> readied? >> really? >> oh wait a minute. we've got batman part of a legal case and now, you know, it is
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halloween and we like to keep a tradition going, so every halloween avery richard and i kind of dress up but at least for the weekend of halloween and, you know, we're going to take you back a little bit into time. maybe remember this. >> oh, my gosh. that's clever. >> jack cafferty standing by. i'm wolf blitzer. he's a handsome guy. >> i love it. >> this is what he looks like on halloween. >> i love it. i'm a clean shaven. >> oh. so that was wolf blitzer and i was uncle sam. hope you can still hear me. can you hear me still? okay. and then we decided to have a little fun with it. richard you worep a rosta man. >> this year, avery and richard, what have we decided to do? >> well. >> let's check it out. do you have your prop? >> i have no prop.
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don't know what you're talking about. >> set me up. >> all right. i'm feeling good now for halloween. let's talk about -- >> okay. that was the witch. and now homer's in the house. >> look at that. >> we got -- what do we got going on here? >> i'm either a british barrister or nancy grace with "dancing with the stars." >> more in a second. >> and ravery, what do you have? >> i am -- i am the scariest man in america, i am the 1%. all these occupy wall street guys have been talking about me. i am it. i'm the bad guy. i'm the scariest guy in america. what do you think of that. >> i say oh! >> bring it on. >> gangs of new york. >> there we go. >> that's right. >> well, happy halloween. scary things happening on our set. >> both of you guys there.
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that's wonderful. >> happy halloween. >> thanks so much, guys. >> you did a lot to do this, fred. you really went overboard this year. >> i couldn't be a witch -- >> i'm loving that. that's fabulous. look at that. oh, my gosh. great balls of fire. >> i almost lost my [ inaudible ] this is the year to celebrate, the simpsons, they're back, here to stay. >> this is really you, right? >> yes, that's really you. >> my noggin. >> look at that girl. oh, my goodness. >> much more straight ahead.
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"your money"
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if you're watching your 401(k) or kid's college fund we have good news for you. markets are up and the economy is growing. here's what's happening in this financial week ahead. we begin with allison kosik in new york. >> hi, fredricka. wall street rallied, stocks surged on news europe reached a deal to contain its debt. the s&p 500 is up about 13% in october. the strongest monthly showing in 37 years. and the dow is not far behind. it's having its best month in 24 years. also helping, a government report showing the economy is
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picking up steam. gdp grew at a 2.5% in the third quarter. it is enough to put to rest fears of another recession. poppy harlow has a look at what's coming up in business news. pop poppy? >> thanks so much. it's going to be a busy week coming up on wall street. we'll hear from federal reserve chairman ben bernanke on wednesday afternoon. he'll issue the fed's policy statement and then hold a press conference. of course the central bankers assessment of the economy will be important now that europe has reached a debt deal. meantime the october jobs report comes out here in the u.s. on friday morning. employment gains over the past few months have been pretty weak and as a result unemployment remains above 9%. the market, of course, will watch it all and we'll track it for you on cnn money. fred back to you. >> all right. alison, poppy, thanks so much. a look at our top stories now. it could be a week before power is restored to homes across the
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